Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cola The Cat Turns 28 In November


With all the sad news this week, I was happy to come across the story of Cola, a black senior kittizen who at nearly 28-years-old, is poised to become one of the oldest cats in Britain, if not the world.

Cola's owner, Mary Goldsmith of Orpington, UK tells This Is Local London, "She may not be as sprightly as she used to be but she's still got some zip in her."

Cola, who was born in 1985, is described as a "very cuddly" and "very happy cat," who still enjoys eating her favorite foods like chicken, tuna, milk and cream, and haddock.

Her owner attributes the feline's longevity to "a lot of love and attention and just being looked after." While Cola's actual birthday isn't until November, Goldsmith doesn't take one extra day with her for granted.

"I'll probably do something for her in November but really every day is a celebration, every day I still have her is like a birthday," she said.

Earlier this year, another British feline named Wadsworth made headlines when he celebrated his 27th birthday in March. According to Guinness World Records, the world's oldest living cat is 23-year-old Pinky from Hoyt, Kansas, and the title of oldest cat ever is still held by Creme Puff, who passed away in August 2005 at the ripe old age of 38.

Via This Is London



meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that's just amazing! Good for Cola (and Mary!).

Unknown said...

stories like this make me happy!!

David Baldinger said...

Joyous for sure!

Sparkle said...

Cola was born the year before the cat before me!

Anonymous said...

Looking good!

Deb said...

Cola and our Ed could sit and look at each other for hours. They both have the same expression. Ed turned 25 last May. He is a seal-point Siamese.

barkergirl33 said...

This is a bright spot after all of the sad news, I can only wish for my guys to live to be happy/healthy elderly cats. Thanks for posting the story! ~Raine~

katsrus said...

How wonderful! Love this story.
Sue B

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at how many really old cats are out there. Its really wonderful!!

Jenn said...

Wow, she's older than I am! You go, girl!

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